• Increasing pressure to cut the length of hospital stay has resulted in a large number of patients receiving home parenteral antibiotic therapy. We present a case of an immediate allergic reaction in a penicillin-sensitive spouse of a patient receiving parenteral mezlocillin sodium therapy. A seminal level of 42 μg/mL of mezlocillin was documented by bioassay.
(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1603-1604)
Burks JH, Fliegelman R, Sokalski SJ. An Unforeseen Complication of Home Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy. Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(7):1603–1604. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390070117018
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